State of the State 2019

Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine says it’s time for the state to do more to protect what he calls the jewel of Ohio -- Lake Erie. Those efforts will likely include working with farmers to deal with runoff.

ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks testified about the gas tax increase before the House Finance Committee last month.
Andy Chow

Just hours after Gov. Mike DeWine’s State of the State speech in which he argued for an 18-cent gas tax increase to fund road repair and maintenance, state lawmakers cut his request dramatically.

Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine used his first State of the State address to emphasize the importance on building towards a better future. He said Ohio can do this by investing in programs that support early childhood development, public health, and workforce development - and by raising the gas tax.

Gov. Mike DeWine gestures at a news conference in his Statehouse office.
Karen Kasler

Gov. Mike DeWine's first joint address to the Ohio House and Senate will happen Tuesday at noon in the Statehouse, which is a change from the last seven years, when former Gov. John Kasich took the speech to different cities.

Ohio House of Representatives
Statehouse News Bureau

The date for Gov. Mike DeWine’s State of the State address is official. And as we reported last month, he’ll bring it back to the capitol. Here are more details.

On Monday, Incoming Gov. Mike DeWine will bring a public inauguration back inside the Statehouse for the first time in 52 years, since Gov. Jim Rhodes took the oath of office in the Rotunda in 1967. And he also may bring back another tradition to the state capital.